School Counselor - Danbury Public Schools
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor
Job Location: Westside Middle School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Danbury Public Schools
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-797-4713
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Job Description:
  SCOPE
A support staff member is an integral part of the Pupil Personnel Services team whose major concern is for the quality and delivery of their respective programs which include developmental, preventive, and/or remedial services.
They use assure that all programs, materials, and practices are free from gender and minority bias and discrimination, and that they are in keeping with the letter and spirit of Title IX and Affirmative Action policies adopted by the Board of Education.
The support staff member is jointly responsible to the respective coordinator and to the principal of the building(s) to which he/she is assigned.  They are supervised and evaluated by the respective coordinator, in consultation with the principal or the assigned building(s).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must possess or be eligible for Connecticut School Counselor certification (068).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to deliver content.
  • Ability to relate successfully with staff, families and students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement differentiated instruction and build upon the strengths and challenges of a multi-cultural and multi-racial classroom/district.
Examples of Responsibilities
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates the school-wide developmental guidance program including appropriate curriculum, orientation activities, mentor programs, and dissemination of student information.
  • Counsels individuals and/or groups of students through the development and interpretation of individual written education, personal, and/or career plans.
  • Assists students on making appropriate transitions through his/her education.
  • Interprets test scores and other student information for staff and parent as appropriate.
  • Works with students, parents and other family members in situations of concern or emergency/crisis.
  • Attends Planning and Placement Team meetings.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Apply Online, including all required attachments. 
http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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